Ellizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy come from two different worlds. She loves her country estate existence. He was born for London's high society. If his aunts have anything to say about it (and they always do), Darcy's future depends on finding a bride with connections to the nobility. Can Darcy and Elizabeth overcome their families, fears, and the constant berating of London's gossipmongers to follow their hearts?
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This Austenesque variation asks the question of how would Darcy handle his social life if his father was still living. A less burdened young man, but with all the same expectations.
Cause to Repine
Fitzwilliam was tall, handsome, educated, and wealthy. Even without his eventual inheritance of Pemberley, Fitzwilliam Darcy was in the top one thousand landowners of the ton with just Cresselly Park. Once the estates were combined, Fitzwilliam would be wealthier than most of the earls with permanent seats in parliament, and maybe even some of the nonroyal dukes. There was no shortage of titled women who would cut off their own heels to become the next Mrs. Darcy, which was essentially the problem. Fitzwilliam was not interested in any of the mercenary women who pursued only money and status.